M.J. Dowling's

4.3
117 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to MJ Dowling’s Steakhouse and Tavern, a friendly neighborhood pub. Family owned and operated, MJ Dowling’s offers a casual dining experience with great food at reasonable prices. Featuring an eclectic menu, MJ’s is sure to please every member of your family. From juicy burgers and steaks to fajitas and nachos, we aim to please. Our nightly specials offer some of our most popular dishes at an even lower prices. Whether you are getting together with friends, going to happy hour or treating the family to a dinner out, MJ’s is the place to be! Be sure to check our game room which features two pool tables, a basketball hoop, and several arcade games!
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vipACall
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Tried some new dishes/specials & was thrilled how delicious these new items were. I especially liked the Coconut Thai chicken soup! Plz make that a permanent item on your menu. It is perfect for all seasons.

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vipBruceB
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy MJ Dowling’s! Food is consistently good with wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub good food at a fair price
Sunday music a bonus
Outside dinning

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in the neighborhood, but it was my first time here. Everything was excellent. Even though this is a steakhouse, they have a varied menu. We had the seared tuna steak special. It was delicious. We’ll be back to our new local favorite!

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vipJonathanH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been a number of times. Great comfort food and excellent service. Really enjoyable and highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visiting from out of town

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vipSenator1971
London
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of very few remaining good value local eateries in the Hamptons. Solid comfort food for any season in a pleasant setting just outside Sag Harbor. Would recommend all their food, but thin crust pizzas are good, steaks are great value, boneless wings are great etc etc etc.

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vipBarbaraF
New York Area
459 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came to Dowling’s to have dinner after a movie. We had an excellent dinner outside. Both of us had the salmon for our main course and it came with delicious vegetables and rice. The wine was also good and reasonably priced.

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Judith
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since we ate outside, the only noise was some road traffic.

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JeanC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making a reservation for standard seating well in advance, not bar or patio, my reservation was not honored. I was offered a seat in the bar where a loud group of guys were watching a sports event, not wearing masks within a foot of the table. Then I was offered a seat on the patio, which was soaking wet because of the recent rain. This was also unacceptable. The manager did not care that I had been going to that restaurant for decades and that I was a local who would be giving them business in the off season when the tourists were gone. He was dismissive at best. The hostess was surly and rude. They lost a long time customer last night and did not seem to care. Sad. Bad business ethics.

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AnnC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful everything …. Except noise from bar. Difficult to talk. But all in all we love the food and the service

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Anthony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful people who work there. Love the food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Only negative is that we had to wait more than a half hour for the table

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local place, great food

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vipSueO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sausage & pepper hero. Onion soup best I’ve ever had☺️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting and found the restaurant through Open Table. We had a small group with different food interests. Everyone was pleased, the atmosphere was great (large booths), the server was polite and engaging, and the costs were reasonable. It is slightly outside of the main section of Sag Harbor but a quick drive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Overpriced. Glass of house wine was $15

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will never go back. The manager is belligerent.

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vipScott
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was good enough for our group. With the shortage of staff that everyone is experiencing, it was not surprising that things were not perfect. We had a shrimp cocktail incident where a full shrimp cocktail was dropped on one of our guests. The cocktail sauce just missed two people in our group. Fortunately, it was a relatively minor incident. Unfortunately, there was no effort made by management to handle the situation gracefully. There was actually no acknowledgement. At least they didn’t charge us. The waiter took it upon himself to comp our drinks.
All in all, it was a reasonably good evening, but it was our group that made that happen.

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Geri
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

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MrsH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The meal could feed a party of 4, and we were just 2. It was Pasta Night so we ordered from that menu. Very clean, waitstaff friendly and nice family atmosphere.

JH
vipJonathanH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Fresh, plentiful and good value.
The service was terrific.

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Emcguire
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant that still manages to deliver great food and service!!

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Netties15
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four -two enjoyed burgers, one had shrimp fajitas and one had chicken Milanese. All very good. Service was exceptional!

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Liteacher
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dinners! The specials here never disappoint! The mahi-mahi and chicken Milanese were delicious and reasonably priced for this area! One of our favorite places!!!

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Boom
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dowling's is a very popular spot for locals and tourists. It is a friendly, welcoming restaurant. All the food on the menu is delicious and reasonably priced.
The special s of the day are a tremendous bargain. We enjoyed a Caesar salad, salmon and cheesecake for $29. The slice of salmon was huge and the presentation lovely with spinach and ratatouille.
Best buy in Sag Harbor and delicious food.

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vipKenk
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is reliably good food, with good service in a comfortable setting. We sat outside in the garden fir the first time and it was very very nice.

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SSSR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for what it tries to be: a real sports bar with solid sports bar food at a very reasonable price (for the Hamptons).

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JTF7
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice staff and service
We definitely will be back

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vipKarlo
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff. We sat outdoors with kids and this became a surprising Open Table find. Perfect for what we needed. Will return.

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CSBIZ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great menu and the food is always good. Parking can get tight when it’s busy. One of our go to joints in the Hamptons

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vipSusanL
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local pub. Food is consistently good as well as the service from provided by friendly competent staff that have worked there for some time. Great Fajitas, burgers, gyros, nachos and pizza.

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NancyK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to visit MJ Dowlings, casual pub type atmoshpere, great food, perfect casual Sunday evening out.

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vipSusan1945NYC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the Tuesday special which were different pasta dishes. They all come with a large fresh salad.we had eggplant parmigiana and chicken parmigiana. Generous portions and very well made. Service is always good.

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vipGraceC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really nice bar and restaurant. Nice buzz to it, good choice of food and beers. Great for a Friday night

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AnnC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and good service. It’s out go-to restaurant

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Geri
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Dowlings. Just a great local place with great people.

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MichelinaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Exactly what I thought it would be

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RoseC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very happy to say that we enjoyed our recent visit to Dowlings. The service is always great, efficient & food perfect. Thank you will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good eating experience.

FAQs

M.J. Dowling's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 725-4444.

M.J. Dowling's is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.